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A spotlight on flashlight apps for the iPhone

With Hurricane Sandy set to pound the Eastern seaboard, now seems like the right time to look at some helpful flashlight apps for the iPhone.

By October 29, 2012


High Court's violent-game sales ruling: Why now?

Pending Supreme Court ruling comes as tech enhancements bring gaming to the mainstream, but consultant Larry Downes argues the pace of legal change can't keep up with technological change.

By November 2, 2010


Groups push feds for video game age restrictions

Coalition, which includes those claiming video games can cause "mental-health problems," wants rules that may mean credit cards or driver's licenses for age verification.

By July 2, 2010


CNET to the Rescue 1: Josh joins the fray (podcast)

On the CNET to the Rescue (formerly Real Deal) podcast, co-hosts Josh Lowensohn and Rafe Needleman try to solve the Mystery of the Palm Pre that Wouldn't Speak and answer questions about Macs.

By May 19, 2010


Podcast: Could expanding privacy law harm children?

A report explores how some states want to expand the Children Online Privacy Protection act from under 13 to under 18. Co-author Adam Thierer says such laws could have negative consequences.

By May 21, 2009


Music, movie lobbyists push to spy on your Net traffic

Recording and motion picture industries continue efforts to persuade broadband providers to detect users' piracy.

By August 18, 2008


Silicon money: Nonprofits are true powerbrokers

Trade organizations have amassed more than $1 billion in fighting battles for the industry. Chart: Tax-exempt tech influence New tech think tank created

By March 28, 2006


Broadband bill hews to laissez-faire line

Republican senator's proposal aims to block overzealous government regulation of broadband, other communications.

By December 19, 2005


Microsoft's new push in Washington

CNET News.com's Declan McCullagh explains why the software maker has quietly given marching orders to its phalanx of lobbyists to get the government to impose additional regulations on the cable industry.

By June 30, 2003


Study: Big sites improving privacy

Large Web sites are collecting less data and using fewer tracking devices. But the changes are more an evolution than a revolution, one of the study's authors says.

By March 27, 2002